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Finding Your Voice: Getting Involved with Local ITE Leadership

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This webinar was developed by the Women in ITE Member Program Committee.

Webinar Description:
This webinar will cover a number of topics related to how new members can find their voice when starting to get involved with a new local chapter, section, or district, and will include resources that help women advance; give them strategies for being heard on the District/Section/Chapter level when you are new and want to get involved; and help them navigate the challenges of what many view as dealing with the “old guard.” This panel of presenters will provide their varying perspectives and then provide time for the audience to ask specific questions to address their situations. Attendees are sure to learn some great techniques not only for advancing yourself within ITE, but these techniques will likely also serve to advance your career as well.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about resources that are available to help women advance.
  • Learn strategies for being heard on the district, section and chapter levels despite being new to a group, which can be especially beneficial to professionals that are relocating and interested in getting involved at the local level.
  • Learn strategies to navigate challenges associated with cliques within organizations.

Contributors

  • Suzanna Set P.E., PTOE, Project Manager | Harris County Engineering Department | Houston, Texas, USA

    Suzanna Set works at Harris County Engineering Department as a project manager in Houston, Texas. Suzanna’s experience includes traffic signal design, pavement marking and signage, traffic simulation and traffic studies for public and private sectors. Suzanna is currently the co-chair of the TexITE Houston Section’s STEM Committee. She had served as President, Section Representative and other roles within the Section. She is also involve with Women of ITE and STEM Committee. Suzanna is an alumna of the LeadershipITE, Class 2017. Suzanna’s ITE journey started at Washington University in St. Louis, where she earned her bachelor and master of science in civil engineering.

  • Kirsten Tynch, PE, PTOE, LEED AP BD+C, ENV SP, Managing Director | VHB | Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

    Kirsten Tynch serves as a Managing Director for VHB. In her role, she oversees all operations of the firm’s Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA office. In addition, she manages numerous traffic engineering and roadway design projects for private, municipal, state, and federal clients. Kirsten has more than 28 years of experience and is a registered engineer in seven states and the District of Columbia. She earned her bachelor and master of science in civil engineering from the University of Virginia, and is certified as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer, a LEED professional, and an Envision™ Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) by the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure. Active in ITE since 1993, Kirsten is a Past President for the Southern District and Virginia Section of ITE. Kirsten is an alumna of the LeadershipITE Program and currently serves as a Vice-Chair of the Coordinating Council. Kirsten has been married to her husband, Jack, for 15 years and has two sons, Logan and Callen.

  • Erin Eurek, P.E., Senior Project Manager | Kimley-Horn | Fort Worth, Texas, USA

    Erin has been actively involved in ITE for the past 18 years, beginning as a student at Texas A&M University. After serving in various roles within the Greater Fort Worth Section, including Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President, President, and Past President, Erin continued her involvement at the district level as the Greater Fort Worth Section Representative and is currently serving at Vice President of the Texas District. She was awarded the Texas District Younger Member of the Year Award in 2016. At the International level, Erin is a graduate of LeadershipITE (2018) and has been serving on the ITE Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the past two and half years. Erin is a licensed P.E. in Texas and her professional practice focuses on developing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plans for public agencies, which include the evaluation of existing agency programs, services, and activities for barriers to accessibility and the evaluation of existing infrastructure for compliance with the ADA standards to develop a barrier removal plan. In her free time, Erin enjoys CrossFit, shooting sporting clays, and attending concerts.

July 19, 2021
Mon 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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